Architect and Builder Magazine South Africa Feb/Mar 2018 - Page 77

NEWSWORTHY VAN DYCK FLOORS LAUNCHES NEW CARPET TILE RANGES Van Dyck Floors recently launched the latest ‘Glow’ and ‘Design Shapes’, commercial carpet tiles that comes in an eclectic assortment of in-demand shapes and colours. “For the past few years, the carpet industry has been dominated by designs in more neutral shades of grey or earthy tones with a touch of bold, bright colours for lively contrast,” explained Bernd ATLANTIC SEABOARD RESTAURANT Designed by OKHA Studio, this con- temporary fusion restaurant set along the picturesque coastline of the Atlantic sea- board in Cape Town, draws inspiration from the bold and graphic language of Turkish and Moorish design as well as a taught Eurocentric classicism. These diverse and opposing aesthetics come together to create a balanced and synergetic fusion. The central open plan floor space is allocated to banquette and table seating and includes the implementation of a full height slatted timber screen to demarcate seating areas and provide both privacy and filtered views. The slatted timber screen divides the open plan space and creates intimate seating settings whilst giving a sense of visual connection and transparency to the room. The extreme proportions of the Neolith clad bar and its minimalist design, give the zone a dramatic tone. The bar display utilises dark stained, slatted timber sliding panels and LED strip lighting to accentuate the horizontal perspective. Interior Watch Interior architecture forms are kept simple and rigorous to allow the various abstracted surface patterning to take centre stage. Patterning is allocated to clearly demarcated zones, the shift in surface values is crisp and outlied. The monochromatic, graphic geometry of the Moroccan tiles is echoed in the over- sized herringbone parquet flooring. Diagonal slats of differing stains create large abstract gestures across the floor area. The material and tonal palette is kept precise, reduced and controlled with a single block colour punctuating the almost mono- chromatic interior. The bold use of colour showcases both the black and white graphics and the bespoke furniture custom designed for the restaurant. The restaurant also features several bespoke lighting and mirror designs crafted by local artisans. The brass fittings bring additional warmth and ambiance to the interior. The large rectilinear space was divided into service and client zones. The front of house and back of house kitchen are located at the rear; whereby the front of house kitchen opens out onto the main seating area and allows patrons to observe food display and preparation. The restroom zone is marked by a shift in colour and materials. Desaturated shades of blue with black and white veined granite, timber slatted ceiling and multiple mirror reflections create a shift in visual dynamics. Here again, brass and copper elements feature. During the long days of the extensive Cape Town summer months the restaurant extends out onto a generous port facing terrace, an ideal environment for patrons to savor the local varieties of South Africa’s fine wines. de Smedt, Sales & Marketing Director. “Going into 2018, there seems to be a swing towards the more vibrant shapes and colours with consumers requesting a real variety in textures and patterns.” The ‘Glow’ range, named for the bold, statement colours, is considered a particularly fun and exciting option that encapsulates a vibrant, youthful look. The range comes in 10 bright colours and two neutral tones. Customers are given even further design flexibility – in terms of varying textures and price points – with the launch of Design Shapes. Encouraging really innovative design techniques, these carpet tiles are available in a number of shapes and sizes including plank forms, triangles, hexagons or standard size squares with the option of larger sizes. The ranges are manufactured on an Enduroback-modified recycled bitumen backing making Glow and Design Shapes suitable for commercial environments. 77